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Old 22nd June 2009, 08:23   #271
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however, i somehow feel my mHawk is a bit of softie compared to the older CRDe & non-CRDe. ....
...is the scorpion losing its sting?
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...is the scorpion losing its sting?
i am not too sure. i agree, my VLX has been subjected to quite some rough treatment. this has resulted in the cabin becoming slightly noisy on rough roads. door squeaking & some rattling noise from the boot (i think its the jack!) are main issues. and this thing irritates me. i like a very silent cabin with absolutely no noise/squeaking/rattling from anywhere. even my older scorpios were subjected to same or even worse treatment but they never complained.
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@ anjan: careful buddy, only 3 smileys are permitted!

about the bumpers, dont you worry. my driver accidently banged a stationary Wagon R from behind, in my non-crde scorpio. collision speed maybe 30-40 kmph (we were at 90 kmph when he braked). the maruti suffered from a broken bumper, bent boot door which was not closing & broken tail lights. the mahindra's bumper just had a scratch & the right side went down by say 2cm. this happened 2-3 years back. the A.S.S said the bumper is fine, just pushed it up & tightened it. it still stands there proudly. everything is built tough.

however, i somehow feel my mHawk is a bit of softie compared to the older CRDe & non-CRDe. hope this is not the case with every scorpio!
Thanks Raj for the consolation. I saw a white, new Scorpio Refresh SLX with a dented front bumper (driver's side) yesterday. That triggered me to put up the bumper post.

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...is the scorpion losing its sting?
No Anup the Scorpio will live on with its sting come what may. We debate our insecurities and the worst possibilities here, but enjoy the best drives on our brute SUV's. Nothing to beat it!

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i am not too sure. i agree, my VLX has been subjected to quite some rough treatment. this has resulted in the cabin becoming slightly noisy on rough roads. door squeaking & some rattling noise from the boot (i think its the jack!) are main issues. and this thing irritates me. i like a very silent cabin with absolutely no noise/squeaking/rattling from anywhere. even my older scorpios were subjected to same or even worse treatment but they never complained.
Thats some information Raj.
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The brand new one in April. The black shade on the bumper looks too good!
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Pictures clicked today-the same bumpers (not jeans) are fading
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While driving saw this Scorpio VLX (mHawk) with alloys. The hub cap covers on the alloys (aftermarket fitment) protrude and resemble perhaps a bullock cart's wheel!
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Old 22nd June 2009, 23:38   #274
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Hi anjan,

Firstly, when delivering the vehicle, these showroom people apply some kind of polish to the bumpers, that is the reason they look glossy. after the polish wears off, the bumpers come back to its original colour. even today, if you apply that kind of polish, the bumpers will look glossy like on the first day.

secondly, the hub caps on the VLX you saw are not aftermarket. older scorpio mHawks had these type of protruding cups. when many customers complained that they are prone to breaking, mahindra introduced the new wheels without the protruding cups. mine has the protruding ones, which i love.
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Hi anjan,

secondly, the hub caps on the VLX you saw are not aftermarket. older scorpio mHawks had these type of protruding cups. when many customers complained that they are prone to breaking, mahindra introduced the new wheels without the protruding cups. mine has the protruding ones, which i love.
have a look-
Yup, these look also quite odd, coming out of the body of the car. I guess it was mentioned by one of the BHPian here that one needs to be careful of bikers coming close with these protruding cups
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hi tanwaramit, it does not protrude that much, that a biker will hit it. yes, you have to be a bit careful when parking very close to dividers or footpaths.
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Hi anjan,

Firstly, when delivering the vehicle, these showroom people apply some kind of polish to the bumpers, that is the reason they look glossy. after the polish wears off, the bumpers come back to its original colour. even today, if you apply that kind of polish, the bumpers will look glossy like on the first day.
secondly, the hub caps on the VLX you saw are not aftermarket. older scorpio mHawks had these type of protruding cups. when many customers complained that they are prone to breaking, mahindra introduced the new wheels without the protruding cups. mine has the protruding ones, which i love.
have a look-
Thanks Raj. I will try the black polish if its available in themarket for the plastics. True its OE -those hubcaps for the pre-Refresh Scorpios VLX. But these look odd. Yours too has these.
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Yup, these look also quite odd, coming out of the body of the car. I guess it was mentioned by one of the BHPian here that one needs to be careful of bikers coming close with these protruding cups
True look a bit odd.
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hi tanwaramit, it does not protrude that much, that a biker will hit it. yes, you have to be a bit careful when parking very close to dividers or footpaths.
Looks-wise and design-wise the protrusion is a bit more, but actually it may be about 5 to 6 cms plus from the usual body width. Even the OE wheel covers that I fitted, protrude from the wheels.
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@ Anjan -

Late entry here Sorry! - Congrats on the buy! Love the new Scorpio! More so coz now it is a VFM product post price reduction and Mhwak on LX.

BTW - wanted to know what is the FE that you are getting in City?
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@ Anjan -

Late entry here Sorry! - Congrats on the buy! Love the new Scorpio! More so coz now it is a VFM product post price reduction and Mhwak on LX.

BTW - wanted to know what is the FE that you are getting in City?
Thanks Anand, sure despite all the jokes and comments apart (all the cranky stuff from me here in this and another five star thread on the Scorp ) the beast is a marvellous SUV. Its VFM quotient is unparalleled.The more I use her (OR HIM) the more I am in love.
The FE is around 10 kmpl as of now with liberal 5th gear usage from time to time.

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The FE is around 10 kmpl as of now with liberal 5th gear usage from time to time.
Two facts make it amply clear that your city has no traffic! Are you in a city at all, LOL?!
1) 10 kmpl in city!!
2) Liberal fifth gear usage!
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Two facts make it amply clear that your city has no traffic! Are you in a city at all, LOL?!
1) 10 kmpl in city!!
2) Liberal fifth gear usage!
Anup, I take the SUV to less crowded areas, well within the city.And the roads are much better than in many other cities.The way to my office has just two traffic signals and lots of less crowded wide roads.And time and again I hit the highways during weekends.After all, its no less than a truck. And highways are meant for trucks!
For congested areas within the city my Maruti 800 is unbeatable.
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For congested areas within the city my Maruti 800 is unbeatable.
I agree!
My WagonR has clocked 14 K kms in two years while the Scorpio is still waiting to touch 21 K kms at nearly three years of age!
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LOL... i have never got more than 9.6 kmpl in my scorpio in city with 100% AC, but my city means city! traffic jams & signals & average speed of maybe 25 kmph. we have no small car in our family.
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Anything around 9.5 to 10 kmpl is OK and with these figures the hefty beast weighing 1800 Kg can be easily acquitted. I expect my beast's fuel consumption to get a bit frugal since I am not using the AC these days. Only when it pours cats and dogs (the cat and dog rains are back after a long hiatus!!) my SUV's AC is on duty.
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Yeah, I get about 10 kmpl on a full tank...something like a 100k's for every 1/4th of the tank...
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